Aviara Centers: Orthodontic, TMJ & Sleep


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Website | (714) 230-2424
11121 Los Alamitos Blvd #201, Los Alamitos, CA 90720, USA

Opening Hours:
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Area Served:
Within 4 miles (6.4km) of 11121 Los Alamitos Blvd #201, Los Alamitos, CA 90720, USA
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Breathing Re-education: Unhealthy breathing habits can affect our daily performance and sleep quality. Our ultimate goal is to help you breathe with ease and comfort. Our specialized breathing retraining program is designed to improve your airway and help your body function optimally. Sleep Apnea Therapy: Snoring can ruin your bed partner's life and obstructive sleep apnea can seriously affect your health and shorten your life by 10 years. Current research supports that sleep apnea is underdiagnosied and the ADA (American Dental Association) recommends that ALL dentists screen their patients for signs and symptoms of sleep disordered breathing so patients can get the help they need before it is too late. With our customized breathing & sleep solutions you can finally get a good night’s rest, wake up refreshed, & live a vibrant life! TMJ Therapy: TMJ disorder is a common problem that is associated with headaches, ear discomfort, jaw clicking, jaw pain, facial pain, and neck tension. TMJ disorder can be caused by trauma, clenching, grinding, sleep apnea, misaligned teeth, missing teeth, incorrect tongue rest posture, incorrect swallowing habits, trauma, or osteoarthritis. Our TMJ experts at Aviara can help you address the source of the problem and help restore your function and health. Health-focused Orthodontics: Crooked teeth and jaw issues often compromise our smile and self confidence. From braces and Invisalign to palatal expanders and ALF appliance therapy, our incredible dentists and orthodontists look beyond just teeth and aim to guide the jaw growth for children & straighten adult teeth into a position that is optimally aligned with the jaw joints and the airway. From birth to 100, we are here to create beautiful healthy smiles! Airway-focused Oral & Jaw Surgery: Jaw underdevelopment is associated with sleep and breathing disorders. From wisdom teeth extraction to Maxillo Mandibular Advancement surgery, our exceptionally trained oral surgeon can help you find a solution that is best for you. Myofunctional Therapy: The tongue plays a crucial role in orofacial development, speech, swallowing, and ultimately our airway health. Our Myofunctional Therapist will create a customized plan to help train your tongue and other orofacial muscles to have optimal tone and function that promotes proper jaw development and a healthy airway. Lip Tie & Tongue Tie Release: Lip-tie or Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) are common conditions present at birth that restricts the lip and tongue's range of motion. An unusually short, thick, or tight band of tissue (lingual frenulum) tethers the lips or the bottom of the tongue's tip to the floor of the mouth, which can interfere with breast-feeding, eating, speaking, and swallowing. Frenectomy is a surgery for removing restrictive frenum tissue, sometimes including the attachment to the underlying bone. CranioSacral Fascial Therapy: Our entire body is connected by fascia, a sophisticated tissue that maintains the integrity of our neuromuscular and skeletal system. Trauma or strain in our fascial system can trigger pain and tension in multiple areas of our body. Our specially trained body fascial release specialist can help you find relief and balance that you have been looking for. Integrative Sleep & Lifestyle Medicine: Optimal sleep & lifestyle impacts all areas of our health. Dr. Cacho, a board certified sleep & integrative medicine specialist, uses throrough integrative, holistic, and lifestyle medicine approaches to provide individualized solutions for adults and children. She has a special interest in women's sleep medicine, especially women going through menopause. Conditions treated include: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), excessive daytime somnolence, insomnia, narcolepsy, shift work disorder, restless leg syndrome, parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders, & other sleep & lifestyle related disorders. Aviara is Dr. Katherine Ahn Wallace’s vision. It has been her lifelong aspiration to create an interdisciplinary center that leads the way in comprehensive sleep, TMJ, orthodontic, and whole-body wellness. She has stayed at the forefront of dentistry by learning about the relationship these aspects play in her patients’ lives. Dr. Ahn routinely completes mini-residencies and advanced comprehensive programs annually to ensure her patients always receive the best care—and smiles—possible. Her particular focus is on jaw development and healthy airway support starting proper development as early as possible, because she believes that guiding young smiles helps achieve the happiest and brightest outcomes. Dr. Timothy Yu is a Board Certified specialty-trained orthodontist focusing on the unique relationship between orthodontics, TMD, facial aesthetics, and craniofacial dentistry in general. He takes a comprehensive approach to treatment, working with an interdisciplinary team of physicians, dentists, orofacial myofunctional therapists, and breathing experts to deliver quality care to patients. This interdisciplinary focus has been a cornerstone to his dentistry from as early as his time completing his MSD at the University of the Pacific. He has had numerous accolades for his research, including awards from the American Association of Dental Research, and he is an active member in several dental associations, such as the Government Affairs Council with the California Dental Association. Dr. Coppelson is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. He graduated from both the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC (D.D.S.) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine (M.D.). He completed a residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland & R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center- serving as chief resident in his final year. He then completed a fellowship in Advanced Maxillofacial Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital where he focused on the expansion and augmentation of the facial skeleton for conditions like obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Cacho is a board certified internal medicine and sleep medicine physician. She is passionate about inspiring her patients to obtain optimal sleep health and wellness through integrative, holistic, and lifestyle medicine approaches. Her core values of compassion, service, and community are the foundation of the relationships she builds with patients. Dr. Khreich’s goal is restoring and improving the quality of life in natural ways – without surgery, invasive procedures, and prescription medicines. Patient health is optimized by emphasizing proper nutrition, regular exercise, stress management, and a focus on spinal and extremity joint biomechanics. What is an Evidence-based Practice? An evidence-based practice means that the doctor of chiropractic fully understands the patient’s needs, values, and preferences then applies the right clinical treatments indicated by the newest evidence-based research. A native Californian, Paula Torres began a rewarding career, culminating 37 years, as a Registered Dental Hygienist where she continues to pursue her passion by helping patients achieve excellent oral health and confident smiles. Paula’s many years of experience within clinical practices has spurred her desire to move beyond preventive hygiene and oral alignment, to help address the importance of an interdisciplinary approach, working hand-in-hand with like minded, airway oriented professionals to get the best outcomes for her clients' health by integrating Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. With her new skillset, she focuses on the functions of the orofacial muscles and Obstructive Sleep Apnea to help improve overall wellness. Paula Torres joined the Aviara Team of Professionals in June, 2020 and has already become a valuable and delightful addition. Dr. Billy, a standout graduate from the University of Southern California's Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, has excelled in the field of Pediatric Dentistry. He holds a certificate in Advanced Pediatrics and is actively involved with organizations like the American Dental Association, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Billy emphasizes teamwork with parents and children to ensure excellent oral hygiene and lifelong habits. His expertise includes Behavior Management, Sedation, Hospital Dentistry, and specialized care for children with unique needs. At Aviara Centers, our motto is Breathe, Live, Smile because we take an interdisciplinary approach to dentistry. Our three primary areas of focus—Sleep, TMJ, and Orthodontics—help you Breathe and sleep better, Live optimally without pain, and Smile beautifully with confidence. Our providers understand that our mouths are a part of an interconnected system that makes up our bodies. Dysfunction in 1 area of our body will affect the rest of our body. We look at the root causes of your symptoms or diseases to help you find integrative solutions for whole body health! Mouth breathing can wreak havoc on our health, from mouth snoring to teeth grinding, jaw underdevelopment, and a myriad of other serious health issues. Say good bye to bad sleep, bad days, & bad health! Stop mouth breathing with the VIA Lip Tape. This innovative, comfortable and efficient Nasal Breathing Trainer was designed by Dr. Katherine Ahn Wallace, DDS.

Google Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (21 total ratings)

5 Star
Dr Ahn is extremely knowledgeable and up to date with the latest information and technology in her field. She genuinely wants to help you get the best results possible within your budget. I was very pleased with the results and the after procedure follow up and care, thanks!
Tuesday 5th December 2023
James Lowey
5 Star
Incredible care and attention by Dr Katherine Ahn. She takes the time to look at the bigger picture and identify the underlying issues. I am truly grateful to be in the care of her and her office.
Monday 18th December 2023
Elena Bennett
5 Star
Aviara Centers which are headed up by Dr. Anh-Wallace and her amazing team are the best places for anyone to go if you are looking to have a great partnership in personal wellness with your medical providers. Every patient is treated with the utmost compassion and care on an individualized basis, that is specific to their needs. I have been a patient of Dr. Anh-Wallace’s for many years now and I couldn’t recommend them more highly, nor would I go anywhere else!
Friday 2nd February 2024
Bob Jones
1 Star
Don’t you dare plan anything for at least two hours after coming here, Dr.Ahn does not care about making it on time to her appointments. She also takes way too much time. Posting anonymously because I don’t want their business manager reaching out to me, he seems like a weird guy.
Wednesday 8th November 2023
Celine Musaza
5 Star
Aviara is a one-stop show which is very convenient. All the clinicians are very thorough and meticulous in their respective specialty and you can tell they have passion for what they do. I don't mind to long drive a bit knowing that I will not have to second guess the care and service I receive there.
Saturday 26th August 2023